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Address: Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1243 775888
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Charming local museum that sets the mood of the town

Not over large, but with a wonderful display of the actual excavation of the roman bath house, this has an excellent projected display on one of its walls. Good local history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chichester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I'd never been here before but my daughter, having visited with her school, insisted we MUST come back so that she could show us all the things she'd learnt. First of all, it was wonderful to see how her school trip had engaged her interest and quite how much she'd taken in. We had a wonderful few hours inside the... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've been here before when you had to pay to visit. Now that it is free I guess it can be argued that I am getting value for money. However - my previous criticisms of the museum remain: not enough focus on Chichester and the area itself: for all I know the artefacts on display may well be local, but... More 

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stevenage
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26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not over large, but with a wonderful display of the actual excavation of the roman bath house, this has an excellent projected display on one of its walls. Good local history artifacts and a display about Shippams, the well known fish and meat paste makers who were once located in Chichester. A very nice feature was apublic access local history... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi ponytailpoet, thank you for visiting us and for your lovely review of the Novium Museum. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and do let us know if you ever base a novel in Chichester! We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Visited the Novium this week with a friend and our toddlers and crawly babies. Staff were very friendly, facilities very modern (I especially liked the changing table it was much sturdier than most!) and the kids really enjoyed having children-centric activities to do rather than just looking at the exhibitions. Will definitely come back soon!

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi SaraLJ91, thank you for taking the time to review The Novium Museum, and for such lovely feedback! We consider families to be right at the heart of the museum so we're really pleased to hear about your positive experience, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Found this by accident whilst visiting Chichester, admission is free and there is so much to see all enclosed in a cool building. It was very quiet when we visited and I would definitely recommend you go and visit as you have nothing to lose and lots to see!

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca R, thank you for visiting us and for your lovely recommendation of the Novium Museum. We're really pleased to hear that your visit was enjoyable and worthwhile, and hope you welcome you back again soon. More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A well designed building and very well thought out displays. Exhibits are accessible and tailored for young and old alike. You get a real sense of being in the centre of the ancient city.

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Stephen M, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed the displays and that you found the building to be accessible and tailored to all. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was a pleasent free experience. The building itself was a bit strange but the exhibitions were good. It could do with having a bit more in it. Some more dressing up stuff, more stuff on the chichester harbour, maybe some more video footage. It is still reasonably new so maybe it will come in time

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Chazibabes, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We're pleased to hear that your visit was pleasant and do welcome any feedback. Our dressing up clothes are always very popular and we will take your comments into consideration moving forward. We hope to welcome you back to the museum again... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled in here, seeing that it was a museum with free entry, and that is always welcome with a family on a tight budget. 90 minutes later we came out having been blown away by the Roman baths and accompanying video reconstruction of bathlife at that time. Upstairs are further interesting exhibits. Our boys who are 7 and 5... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Phil185, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for such a wonderful review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the exhibitions and our WW2 headgear certainly proves very popular both with children and adults! We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Free entry. excellent displays. Well designed museum. The displays upstairs are well worth a visit. very interesting. worth an hour of anyone's time

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi Chrisb1955, thank you for taking the time to review The Novium Museum. I'm so pleased to hear that you found your visit with us to be interesting and worthwhile. I hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Bognor Regis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My 7 year old son attended the noviums sleepover as part of an organised beaver scout trip and had the most amazing time ever. The evening was structured with organised activities from 7pm - 8am and he was fully engaged throughout. The highlight for him must have been his chosen 'bed' for then night next to the bomb shelter but... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Hi AB6, thank you for taking the time to review The Novium Museum, It’s so good to hear that your son enjoyed this sleepover with us. We aim to provide an unforgettable experience for the children and it’s quite something to be able to say that you’ve spent a night at the museum! We look forward to welcoming your family... More 

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